Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Muppets Statler & Waldorf: From the Balcony

I've been a big fan of Muppets for as long as I can remember. I ran across this movies.com series of the two cranky old man that sit in the balcony heckling people but now they talk about movies. It's so funny! Check it out.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Let it Snow!

Blizzard of '06 dumped a good foot of snow in our backyard last night. It's the most I've seen in a long time. Beautiful powder, great for making snowballs, igloos, and sledding!

It took us a while to dig up all our snow gear that Evan fell asleep right as we were heading out. But that doesn't stop us from getting Evan's first snow picture! What a cutie! He didn't even flinch when I put him down, and looked so comfortable that I decided to try it myself. And it's just as good as any memory foam mattress. A foot of powdery snow conforms quite nicely to the back. Posted by Picasa

Fell asleep while making snow angels
Check out my Timbs! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 09, 2006

midweek update

...guess who's teething???

...one thing I (Mark) enjoy about living in this area: meeting a flight attendant for the POTUS (Google it) at an Italian restaurant, and giving a formal briefing for the first time ever to a Colonel and an Admiral (last time was an informal blurb to a General); good thing it was practice, so it was a good chance to get my feet wet!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

It's not very often that hello from picasa works this well, so I'll upload until it breaks...oops, spoke too soon...guess that's it! Goodnight! Happy birthday Brian, Abe, and Jen! Posted by Picasa
Help! Posted by Picasa
E be jammin Posted by Picasa
More please... Posted by Picasa
In Philly...We even had a news reporter from Channel 3 take our picture! Posted by Picasa
Standing Evan. Pretty soon he'll be able to make a jailbreak. Ouch, it's quite a drop, though. Posted by Picasa
Evan says "Happy New Year!" Posted by Picasa

Guess who's got the travel bug again?

A few months ago I was thinking that it's nice to not have to travel much, especially with Evan and with two evening classes at JHU...but lately I've been wanting to fly over to LHR! And UA isn't making it easy to sit still, either! I have three roundtrip worldwide upgrades with UA, to use before the end of the year, and plus, they're having a sale where tickets are right around $400 roundtrip nonstop from IAD!! I was looking at tickets at the end of February, here's a sampling: IAD-MCO is $300, IAD-JFK is $120 (just take the Chinatown bus), IAD-CHS is $250, IAD-DFW is $250, IAD-LAX (on JetBlue) is $240. So for about $100 more I could go see Big Ben/Parliament instead of Mickey/Disneyworld. Sheesh. That's what we get for a demand vice "pay by the mile" economy. Thank goodness, too. We bought tickets for Memorial Day weekend IAD-SEA for $190. Try an' beat that!!

Happy Dog Year, by the way! Andrew & Liew invited us over to their nice "retirement home" in RIC (We had passed by the place when we were lost, and Bev thought it looked like a nice retirement community, not knowing it was where we were actually trying to go!) They cooked up quite a storm for us, and had a great weekend together, yet again (or agane as Andrew would say)...this was our third consecutive weekend together! First time, PHL, second time, DCA, now RIC!

We're all better now! Evan was sick for a week, Bev got sick shortly after Evan, and I *almost* came down with it...fought it off with my Kirkland Signature Horse-Size Vitamin pills and four-five hours of sleep each night. Somehow, it worked!

Has anyone else noticed how bad movie critics are on deciding what movies are good and bad nowadays? Brokeback Mountain has rave reviews, but the Island and Fantastic Four got sucky reviews. Anyone who has seen the Island and Fantastic Four can vouch that they're pretty good ones, or at least definitely not as bad as movie critics say. Can't go wrong with Scarlett! (oops, that was out loud...) I have no desire to see Brokeback Mountain, though, even if everyone says it's good. The themes nowadays...who comes up with them??